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Old 09-20-2016, 08:50 AM   #196
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Bono on CBS this morning talking about how dangerous he believes Trump to be to the "idea of America".
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Bono on CBS this morning talking about how dangerous he believes Trump to be to the "idea of America".
Bono talking about the 'idea of America' is close to one of my least favourite things about Bono.
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Old 09-20-2016, 09:34 AM   #199
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Bono on CBS this morning talking about how dangerous he believes Trump to be to the "idea of America".
Sneak preview of new IE Tour speech:

Trump is not a candidate
He's an ideologue
Still being racist, still being boorish
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Bono talking about the 'idea of America' is close to one of my least favourite things about Bono.
Why is that? It's sad that it takes people from other countries to actually let us know what the idea of America is.

Yesterday seeing Trump telling a roaring crowd that the suspect of the NY city bombs shouldn't get a lawyer to represent him, shouldn't get treated at our hospitals in a humane way, is exactly why we need people who actually realize what our country is about, and why it is great right now.
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Why is that? It's sad that it takes people from other countries to actually let us know what the idea of America is.
I just get the impression that there's a little glint of American exceptionalism in his eyes when he talks about it. The idea of America as a specific, special 'other', in a sense.
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Yeah, he falls in love with certain turns of phrase he stumbles upon and that's one of the more eyeroll-worthy. When people talk about him having his head up his ass, it's shit like that they're referring to.

But I watched the clip and he was actually pretty thoughtful, more than I thought he would be. He noted that the Trump supporters have real legitimate concerns and correctly have identified that neither party has gotten close to easing those concerns, it's just that Trump himself is the issue because everything he does flies in the face of social justice.

With how concerned Bono has been about the refugee crisis, I guess it should be unsurprising that he feels this way, but it's sort of shocking to see him actually take a side in an American election since he's always been so center-bound by his mission for HIV legislation. It is a reminder that things were, in fact, better with Bush than they would be with Trump. Not to gloss over the atrocities that happened on Bush's watch, but there were things he did that were not terrible (like the HIV stuff, like finally growing a spine and pushing back against Cheney's most aggressive foreign policy views in his second term, etc.).

I'm rambling, but yeah, I think Bono actually gets closer to the truth at the heart of this here than many journalists have over the last year.
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News flash, Trump's son is an asshole, compares refugees to candy.
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It was the same 'Meme that was going around FoxNews for a while.

I think Huckabee was saying it

It's just logically, and morally wrong on some many levels.
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On the one hand, refugees are human fucking beings.

On the other hand, Skittles are fucking delicious.
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Guess there's only one way to know for sure.

Eat the refugees
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Old 09-20-2016, 04:48 PM   #208
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But I'm already full from eating the rich!
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News flash, Trump's son is an asshole, compares refugees to candy.
yes,
everybody wants candy
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